An Analysis of Physical Education and Non--Physical Education Teachers at the Elementary and Secondary Levels on Statewide Teacher Assessment

Tyson, LeaAnn; Silverman, Stephen
October 1994
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct1994, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p85
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in scores on the Texas Teacher Appraisal System between subgroups of teachers. The scores for physical education and non-physical education teachers and for elementary and secondary teachers in a large school district over a period of 2 years were examined. A 2 (physical education/non-physical education) x 2 (elementary/secondary) x 2 (Year I/Year 2) ANOVA, with repeated measures on the last factor, was performed to determine differences in overall summary performance scores. An additional analysis of the distribution of physical education teachers' scores was completed. Results showed that non-physical education teachers and elementary teachers received higher scores and that scores increased from the first year to the second year. In addition, physical education teachers were disproportionately represented in the lower percentiles of the population. These results suggest implications for physical education, for those teaching at the secondary level, and for those involved in policy issues in teacher evaluation.


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